Nonwovens firm Polymer Group has finalised a contract with Reifenhauser Reicofil for a state-of-the-art spunbond line at its DNS facility.

Polymer is buying the line through joint venture Dominion Nonwovens Sudamericana as it expands the facility near Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The wide-width, multi-beam line will more than double the capacity of the location and comes in response to customers' needs for its products in the South American region.

The company will begin construction of the new denier facility in the fourth quarter of this year and expects to complete installation of the line by the end of fiscal year 2007.

Polymer's interim CEO William B Hewitt said: "PGI's strategy of growing on a global basis to provide the right products where customers need them continues to be a focus for our business."

Polymer Group operates 22 manufacturing facilities in ten countries throughout the world.